Professor Schlaich and patient

50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it. 

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

Kevin Pfleger

Kevin Pfleger appointed director of WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Thursday, 9 May 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin Pfleger as Director of the newly established WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

UWA’s Graduate School of Education complete a trilogy of works focussed on the rebuilding of school systems destroyed by long-running conflict in post-war climates

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education celebrate the success of authors from the Graduate School of Education for the recent completion of a trilogy of works surrounding the rebuilding of school systems in post-war conflict zones, a collection that dates from 2017 - 2019.

Gravitational waves

Scientists help detect black hole eating neutron star

Friday, 3 May 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are at the centre of new discoveries where gravitational waves have been detected.

Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Rajeev Varshney in chickpea field

Breakthrough in high-yield drought-resilient chickpeas

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A global study led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and involving scientists from The University of Western Australia has identified genes that can be used to develop drought and heat tolerant chickpeas.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

Times Higher Education interview with Professor Dawn Freshwater

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of Times Higher Education. It was published online on Thursday 18 April 2019.

Ocean rubbish

What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.